This is a good old fashioned cake. I say that because it isn't "froofy" like popular cakes - it's humble looking and tastes spectacular. My Gram Yoder made it while visiting us when I was just a child, it made such an impression on my taste buds that I called her as an adult to request the recipe. Boy was I surprised to find it all started with a cake mix! As Gram would say "Awesome!"
1 lemon cake mix
3/4 c oil (I used part vegetable and part olive)
1/2 c apricot nectar (Kern's or Jumex, you can freeze the other half for your next cake or drink it while baking)
1-1/2 c powdered sugar
3 T lemon juice
lemon zest (optional)
Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and juice on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan and bake at 300F for 35-45 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). While still warm, prick top of cake all over with a fork and drizzle with frosting. Yummy!